in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering : entrance the seal prevents ingress of moisture
2 : the power or liberty of entrance or access an area with restricted ingress

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ingression \ in-​ˈgre-​shən How to pronounce ingression (audio) \ noun

Examples of ingress in a Sentence

Ingress to and egress from the freeway were made difficult by the construction. with limited ingress and egress to the freeway, the stadium is the frequent scene of bottlenecks

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While novel and very nicely integrated with the upward swipe to unlock the phone, this slider setup does make the phone more vulnerable to malfunction and susceptible to dust and water ingress. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "2018 was a weird notch year — what’s next?," 18 Dec. 2018 Second row slides forward for easy third-row ingress, and lays flat for a full flat floor for transporting folding tables and chairs, and a pinata or two. Robert Duffer,, "2018 Nissan Armada review: The beauty of this beast is value," 11 Apr. 2018 Various other complaints have been logged for the difficult ingress and egress due to the Pro-4X’s lack of side steps, the poor resolution of the rearview camera, and for how easily the central touchscreen washes out in direct sunlight. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel," 15 Feb. 2018 Not only will traffic be maintained, but also ingress and egress to residents' driveways. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Westlake 2018 construction projects getting under way," 12 Feb. 2018 This north-south drive connects with the ingress/egress access of the large parking field connected to Brookfield Square Drive on the south end of the mall, according to documents filed with the city. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Outback Steakhouse plans move to Brookfield Square," 13 June 2018 Instead, [North] said, schools should look at fortifying their campuses, considering ingress and egress points and people’s ability to enter buildings carrying weapons. ... James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton warns of ‘a full-fledged crisis in our democracy’ at Yale," 21 May 2018 The wreckage has made access a challenge, too, although varying points of ingress have been established for each PCV. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 Why aren't all side entrances locked against unauthorized ingress and alarmed for emergency egress? Mark Somerville, Anchorage Daily News, "I’m a gun owner and willing to talk about gun violence in schools. I don’t think we have a ‘gun problem.’," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ingress

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ingress

Middle English, from Latin ingressus, from ingredi

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English Language Learners Definition of ingress

formal : a way to enter a place or the act of entering a place


in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Legal Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering
2 : the power or liberty of access — compare egress

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